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Cain vs. Obama in 2012? (BET writer anticipates history-making faceoff between two black candidates)
BET ^ | 09/26/2011 | Joyce Jones

Posted on 09/26/2011 12:57:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Could Herman Cain actually become the person who faces President Obama in the general election? The Republican presidential hopeful is riding high after a surprising and stunning victory in last weekend’s Florida straw poll. He says that the win has given his campaign momentum and is proof that he could go on to win his party’s nomination. I seriously doubt it, but a man can dream, can’t he?

Still, he’s got people talking. There’s no doubt that such a matchup certainly would be one of history’s most interesting and widely watched contests. At one point people never imagined that Obama, or any African-American, would make it to the White House so soon. And Obama's election was part of the reason why Republicans then moved to elect Michael Steele, the first African-American to serve as chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Indeed, Cain and Steele do share some traits. Each knows how to rouse a crowd with a winning smile, sharp wit and straight talk that strikes a chord in the hearts of the conservative faithful. But as Obama has learned in many difficult ways, there’s a huge difference between being a candidate and being in office, and those lessons would give him a distinct advantage, particularly during debates.

It also could provide some very awkward moments. At last week’s Republican debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the presumptive frontrunner, “threw up all over himself,” as the pundits are saying, stumbling in some responses and choking on others. I can’t quite picture Cain doing that, but a good sound bite is not the same as a solution to the nation’s economic problems that the next president will face, whomever he will be. (Yes, he, because Rep. Michele Bachmann may have even less of a chance of becoming the Republican nominee than Cain does at the moment.)

Having to debate Cain would put Obama in an untenable position, too. He’s been through the trenches, but as Joe Biden had to before facing off with Sarah Palin, the president would definitely have to go through some serious debate prep to practice how not to appear superior and condescending to a man who is well liked, no matter what one thinks of his opinions, and several years his senior.

-- The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of BET Networks.


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1 posted on 09/26/2011 12:57:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
2012 matchup.... CAIN vs UNABLE!

2 posted on 09/26/2011 12:59:00 PM PDT by South40 (2012 matchup.... CAIN vs UNABLE?)
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To: SeekAndFind

You mean one and a half black candidates. I voted against Zero’s white half.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 12:58:59 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cain would run circles around him in a debate.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 12:59:31 PM PDT by xenob
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To: SeekAndFind

THAT would be a kick in the butt, wouldn’t it?


5 posted on 09/26/2011 1:01:45 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: South40

The liberal press would be begging Palin to enter the race to prevent such a match up.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 1:01:45 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: SeekAndFind

Once we get past this skin color crap, it will be revealed that Obama is completely lacking substance/leadership/tact and that Hermann Cain is everything that Obama is not.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 1:02:06 PM PDT by kidd (S&P gives Obama an 'AA+'...Obama's only published grade)
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To: SeekAndFind

>Indeed, Cain and Steele do share some traits. Each knows how to rouse a crowd with a winning smile, sharp wit and straight talk that strikes a chord in the hearts of the conservative faithful.

Is he talking about Michael Steele? He thinks that Steele is a conservative?


8 posted on 09/26/2011 1:02:33 PM PDT by struggle
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To: South40

Godfather vs Got father?


9 posted on 09/26/2011 1:03:28 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Wow. This would change the Dem Party for generations. This argument has been their ace for 50 years. I can visualize the witch on Oz. “I am melting”. Never to be heard from again.


10 posted on 09/26/2011 1:03:57 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Wow. This would change the Dem Party for generations. This argument has been their ace for 50 years. I can visualize the witch on Oz. “I am melting”. Never to be heard from again.


11 posted on 09/26/2011 1:04:10 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cain would wipe the floor with Obozo.........


12 posted on 09/26/2011 1:04:37 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: SeekAndFind

13 posted on 09/26/2011 1:06:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: aimhigh
The liberal press would be begging Palin to enter the race to prevent such a match up.

Palin/Cain 2012

14 posted on 09/26/2011 1:07:58 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m cool with Cain. And I would consider Cain our first black president. Only God knows what Obama is.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 1:09:23 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is black?


16 posted on 09/26/2011 1:09:47 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hard to believe all those racist Florida Tea Partiers voting for a black man. LOL!!! MSM must be $hitting their pants right now.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 1:10:30 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Envisioning

Obama is 50% black, 50% typical white person.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 1:11:22 PM PDT by kevao
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To: SeekAndFind

19 posted on 09/26/2011 1:12:49 PM PDT by South40 (2012 matchup.... CAIN vs UNABLE?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now that would be a fun debate to watch...


20 posted on 09/26/2011 1:14:18 PM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is NOT black, nor is he American. He is half-white, half-African, raised in Indonesia.

Herman Cain is 100% American, pure slave blood. And he is also brilliant.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 1:16:11 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SeekAndFind
No only is Cain the possible Republican Candidate, but he is the probable Republican Candidate.

"womever he may be"

I'm sure you meant to say "whoever", Joyce.

22 posted on 09/26/2011 1:16:26 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The HURRICAIN's coming up from Florida! Washington's gonna be a blast!)
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To: SeekAndFind; ExTexasRedhead; LucyT; neverdem; null and void; Beckwith; stockpirate; pissant; ...
This brings me back to the debate problem.

Obama participated in 3 debates which were NOT DEBATES but questions from a moderator.

At no time were GOP candidates allowed to speak directly to Obama and that served to cover his ass.

That wasn't a mistake, either. I suspect Those Who Must Not Be Named mandated that format.

23 posted on 09/26/2011 1:16:47 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Notice how the Democrat party is all Democratic now)
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To: SeekAndFind
No only is Cain the possible Republican Candidate, but he is the probable Republican Candidate.

"womever he may be"

I'm sure you meant to say "whoever", Joyce.

24 posted on 09/26/2011 1:16:47 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The HURRICAIN's coming up from Florida! Washington's gonna be a blast!)
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To: kevao
Obama is 50% black, 50% typical white person.

LOL!

His daughters seem quite dark compared to his complexion. Hmmmm..........

25 posted on 09/26/2011 1:17:43 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Palin/Cain 2012

That's a winning ticket...

26 posted on 09/26/2011 1:18:08 PM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set up Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: South40
I still say that Cain will take more Black votes from Obama than anyone else would. The Black Americans who are displeased with Zero, could vote for Cain and not have the guilt of not voting for a brotha.
27 posted on 09/26/2011 1:18:33 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: All

The more I hear Herman Cain, the more I like him....

I think he is the *Real Deal*.
He shows humility
He shows to be a Man of Faith
He shows to be a Man of COnviction
He shows to hold Conservative, Family and Moral values.
He shows to be a MAN that embraces Hard work...
He does not act like a *Know it all* he is open to other’s.

The Fact that he is a Black Man might be an inspiration to the Black Culture that the *Black Family* at one time in the USA was the core of thier success, in a time where racial bigotry stood in the face of many...

For the Caucasion culture, it would show the world that the Rebulican or Tea Party always stood for core american judeo/christian values..
The Constitution...Not the color of a MAN....

Cain/Gingrich might be a great ticket...

No matter what we think of Newt, he is a very smart man.
He knows the game of Politics and Foreign Policy....


28 posted on 09/26/2011 1:21:26 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: SeekAndFind

Genuine black American who loves his country
VS
1/2 muslim 1/2 shanty white irish make believe blackman who hates his country


29 posted on 09/26/2011 1:22:22 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: kidd

Minority voters will have to grow up and face real facts.

All the BS they got away with for so long now will have to end.


30 posted on 09/26/2011 1:23:11 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: GOPJ

I say..

Cain/Gingrich might be a great ticket...

Winning....


31 posted on 09/26/2011 1:23:51 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: SeekAndFind
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

32 posted on 09/26/2011 1:25:06 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

2012 - Cain vs - UnAble!


33 posted on 09/26/2011 1:25:32 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: struggle

Well, it is true that Cain and Steele do have somethings in common, but Cain is more than a talker, and his much more careful in what he says. When he puts his foot in his moth, he learns not to do that again.


34 posted on 09/26/2011 1:28:30 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The poster from BET is not the sharpest knife in the drawer!!! Nor does he or she know the subject matter very well!!! Herman Cain would wipe up the floor with Obama with one hand tied behind his back!!! Obama is an empty suit, not to mention the fact that he is an African Muslim!!! Plus, Obama is in the beginning slide of falling out badly with his one remaining base, Black Americans. I’ll make simple for the BET folks. There is no way any sane person could confuse the words Jew and Janitors. So....Obama is either insane or high on something!!! Whatever he is, politically he is toast!!!


35 posted on 09/26/2011 1:33:17 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: no dems
Exactly! Many blacks are religious and fairly conservative. They vote democRAT because they buy into the BS that the Republican Party is bad, racist, etc. I also think independenats (of which I am one) would vote for Cain in droves.

The last candidate Obama wants to face is another black man.

36 posted on 09/26/2011 1:33:45 PM PDT by South40 (2012 matchup.... CAIN vs UNABLE?)
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To: xenob
Cain would run circles around him in a debate.
He sure the f* would. Obozo will end up with Teleprompter Catatonia and they'll have to carry him off the stage, stiff as a board.
37 posted on 09/26/2011 1:37:34 PM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

RE: Obama is an empty suit, not to mention the fact that he is an African Muslim!!!

Obama says he is a Christian BY CHOICE. See here :

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/29/nation/la-na-obama-religion-20100929


38 posted on 09/26/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: South40

For all you blinded by black, take note; for conservatives, its never been about color... want proof? who did you defend President Clinton from? Clinton wheel-&-dealed the black community, as the left always does. Your man Obama is a con-man who takes the Black Caucus for granted and goes so far as to say, “You’ve been lazy and need to get to work supporting meh!” (notice how he can sound blacker in front of a black audience... he’s playin’ you man) His is the Hope of Audacity, cuz that what he was in front of the Black Caucus, Audacious. If you turn and support Cain, shackles will fall, and you’ll see an America flourish again with a real Black Man as President.


39 posted on 09/26/2011 1:38:16 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

lulz


40 posted on 09/26/2011 1:39:52 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TaraP
Cain/Gingrich might be a great ticket...
But do you think Gingrich could handle Biden in the debate? Might be tough.

/s

41 posted on 09/26/2011 1:41:20 PM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Savage Beast

I hope you are right


42 posted on 09/26/2011 1:43:45 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: xenob

Cain is the anti Obama. He is a sharp and accomplished engineer, executive, and speaker. I do not believe that Cain has used a teleprompter. Cain may have been the beneficiary of racial preferences but he was a deserving individual who would have been denied opportunity.


43 posted on 09/26/2011 1:43:45 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: dps.inspect

J. Garofalo doesn’t agree with you

http://www.therightscoop.com/garofalo-herman-cain-paid-to-run-so-racist-tea-pary-doesnt-look-racist/


44 posted on 09/26/2011 1:43:50 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SeekAndFind

I read the FReeper comments in this thread first, then went back and read the article.

The writer is an idiot, the article is full of tripe, but the concept of a President Cain is truly a great concept and is in no way sullied by the writer trying hard to make Obama seem big and Cain seem small.


45 posted on 09/26/2011 1:47:08 PM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: struggle

“Is he talking about Michael Steele? He thinks that Steele is a conservative?”

Yea, kinda put’s the pooper on an otherwise decent article.


46 posted on 09/26/2011 1:47:08 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: struggle

>He thinks that Steele is a conservative?

They’re not Tea Party political junkies like us, to know better.


47 posted on 09/26/2011 1:49:56 PM PDT by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: Rusty0604

Just eats their lunch huh?


48 posted on 09/26/2011 1:51:22 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Yes we Cain!”


49 posted on 09/26/2011 1:51:52 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freepers-for-Herman-Cain/253524788022421


50 posted on 09/26/2011 1:58:04 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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